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Zoe Saldana To Get 'Out Of The Furnace' With Christian Bale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2012 4:47 PM
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While some our readers recently wishlisted Zoe Saldana for a role in Ridley Scott's "The Counselor," this project will do just fine. The actress is now lining the fast moving "Out Of The Furnace" from "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper with Christian Bale set to star.

Uma Thurman, Viola Davis, Lindsay Lohan, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Zoe Saldana & More Join Marilyn Monroe Doc 'Fragments'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2012 10:34 AM
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So, did you think the brief love affair with Marilyn Monroe was going to end once the awards season was over, and "My Week With Marilyn" faded from view? Guess again. The famed actress is one of the few Hollywood icons who continues to fascinate, influence and be commemorated and a star studded documentary is on the way that will once again peel back the layers and try and get to the heart of the mystery behind Marilyn Monroe.

"It's Going To Be Boring": Zoe Saldana Tells Lies About 'Star Trek 2' & Talks Drama 'The Words' At Sundance

  • By John Lichman
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  • January 27, 2012 10:01 AM
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Two hours after Zoe Saldana wrapped for the day on the set of J.J. Abrams' upcoming “Star Trek” sequel, she arrived in Park City, where her film “The Words” premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. It's a neat little microcosm for her career, which has seen in seemingly constant employment in the last few years, varying from little indie pictures to, well, the most successful film of all time, "Avatar."

Sundance Review: Good Performances & Narrative Tapestry Can't Save Emotionally Distant 'The Words'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • January 21, 2012 5:02 PM
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A combination of shopworn literary clichés combined with an “Inception”-worthy daisy chain of White People Problems, “The Words” fails to surpass dramatically the bland lack of specificity in its title while still offering a solid roundup of performances from its talented ensemble cast. Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, who received story credit for “TRON: Legacy” (a film this writer liked a lot), wrote and directed this flashback-laden tale of a novelist coming to terms with his life and work by writing a book about a novelist coming to terms with his life and work.

Mark Wahlberg, Marion Cotillard & Zoe Saldana Eye Guillaume Canet/James Gray Project 'Blood Ties'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 2, 2011 2:20 AM
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James Gray's 'Low Life' With Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner & Marion Cotillard Aims To Start Shooting In January 2012Given the Hollywood-friendly slickness of his directorial efforts to date, it was only a matter of time before French actor Guillaume Canet made a film in the U.S. The star of "The Beach" and "Love Me If You Dare," among many others, stepped behind the camera to much acclaim with 2002's Cesar-nominated "Mon Idole," the 2007 thriller "Tell No One" (which Ben Affleck is planning to remake), and followed it up with 2010's "Little White Lies," all of which showed an international sensibility.

Zoe Saldana Is Half-Human, Half-Angel In Supernatural Thriller 'Dominion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2011 8:49 AM
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We'll say this about Zoe Saldana -- she is just not getting the kinds of pictures she deserves. She's the rare breed of actress who can more than handle her own in genre fare and she's been underserved for the most part, with thankless roles in "The Losers," "Takers" and this weekend's "Colombiana." But she continues to push forward, but man, we wish we could be more excited about this project.

Olivier Megaton Admits 'Colombiana' Inspired By Luc Besson's Unmade 'The Professional' Sequel Script

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • August 25, 2011 10:45 AM
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French Director Admits They Have To Step Up Their Game For Liam Neeson's 'Taken 2'; Says Maggie Grace Plays A Bigger RoleExclusive: If you’ve never heard of the director of “Colombiana,” it’s not because he lacks a cool-sounding name: Olivier Megaton. Rather it’s probably due to the fact that he made one movie in his native France, “Red Siren,” which failed to find its way to Hollywood, and then helmed a sequel, “The Transporter 3,” whose behind-the-camera bona fides were of less interest to viewers than the on screen body count. Perhaps appropriately, his new film is primarily noteworthy because it began its life as the follow-up to an imminently more famous one: “The Professional,” whose writer-director Luc Besson wrote and produced both of them. But at the Los Angeles press day for “Colombiana,” Megaton insisted that it became its own entity because too much time had passed between Besson’s 1994 classic and this would-be next installment.

Review: 'Colombiana' Is An Exploitation Actioner Devoid Of Thrills & Humor

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 25, 2011 7:28 AM
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"Colombiana," an ornately florid title for a hopelessly pedestrian Euro-trash action movie, has been marketed and sold around various images of its comely star (Zoe Saldana) brandishing firearms while in her underwear. As far as exploitation hooks go, it's about as old as the format itself, and just as dependable. But "Colombiana," with its rapid-fire editing, humdrum supporting cast, and choked knot of superfluous subplots, doesn't have the thematic incisiveness of an exploitation movie, or the playfully go-for-broke, hands-in-the-air sense of naughty impishness.

Zoe Saldana Says 'Colombiana 2' Could Happen If You Go See The Movie This Weekend

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • August 25, 2011 3:21 AM
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Actress Says She'll Sign On To James Cameron's 'Avatar' Sequels, Sight UnseenIn the past two years Zoe Saldana has become a force to be reckoned with in more ways than one: she helped J.J. Abrams resuscitate the "Star Trek" franchise as the lone female in the film’s boys' club, commanded the screen as the literal warrior princess Neytiri in James Cameron’s blockbuster game changer, ”Avatar," and now takes center stage as an ass-kicking assassin in "Colombiana," due Friday. Two of the three films already have sequels in the works – "Star Trek" is scheduled to start shooting later this year, and Cameron promised two more "Avatar" films arriving in 2014 and 2015. But speaking to the press on Wednesday, Saldana indicated she wouldn’t mind if her latest film became the next in her growing series of franchises.

Danny Boyle Wants Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson To Join James McAvoy In 'Trance'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 4, 2011 10:27 AM
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Zoe Saldana and Mélanie Thierry Also In Contention, Michael Fassbender Definitely OutIf there was every any doubt, after work like "Shallow Grave," "Trainspotting" and "Sunshine," Danny Boyle has firmly planted his feet among the A-list of directors: he's had two Best Picture nominees in a row, with the first of them, "Slumdog Millionaire" winning a Best Director Oscar; he's scored a big stage hit in "Frankenstein"; and he's been handed the responsibility for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. While the latter will take up most of Boyle's next year, he's not going to be totally absent from the film world; it was announced a few months ago that he's planning a new heist thriller, "Trance," a remake of the 2001 British TV movie.

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